Huawei Mate 40 series may not ship with Kirin chipsets outside of China

Jul 19, 2020

The Mate 40 series is Huawei’s next flagship series scheduled to launch in a few months. Known for bringing new technology to the market, including a new flagship Kirin processor, the Mate line is one we all look forward to. A new report says Huawei could copy a Samsung tradition for its next flagships.

According to Teme (@ RODENT950), the leaker known for Huawei and Honor related leaks, the Mate 40 series powered by the Kirin 1000 processor may be exclusive to China. He goes on to say that Huawei will follow Samsung’s strategy of using dual chips in its phones not thanks to the recent ban that prevents it from getting new HiSilicon chipsets from its suppliers.

There are reportedly only 8 million processors there, and Mate sales often exceed 10 million units.

– Teme (特米) ? (@ RODENT950) July 17, 2020

In all likelihood, it’s Mediatek. Granted, there have been rumors that Huawei will also buy SD865 + processors from Qualcomm, but I don’t trust them much.

– Teme (特米) ? (@ RODENT950) July 17, 2020

Wondering what chipset it will be? U.S. too. A response below the leaked tweet indicates that the processor for other markets will likely be MediaTek’s. Although he did not specify, the Dimensity 1000+ seems like the better bet unless the Taiwanese semiconductor company launches a more powerful processor before the Mate 40 series launches.

It is also mentioned that Huawei could buy Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 Plus processor. This is not surprising, because there are reports that Qualcomm may indeed be licensed to sell to Huawei. In May, a market analyst for KeyBanc Capital Markets revealed that Huawei would use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors in its P50 and Mate 50 series. Analyst John Vinh estimates the Department’s Industry and Security Bureau du Commerce will eventually license Qualcomm to sell chipsets to Huawei.

Teme also revealed that Huawei doesn’t even have enough Kirin processors for the Mate 40 series. The Chinese giant only has 8 million units, which is lower than the average number (10 million units) of Mate phones. sold every year.

What do you think about Huawei’s adoption of a dual-chip strategy? Do you want it to use a MediaTek processor or a Snapdragon processor for the international variant of the Mate 40 series? Let us know in the comments box below.


Credit: Gizmochina

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